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About The Tasting Room

Tom Leykis appreciates the good life. He knows that somewhere between death and taxes, you need to have a little fun. And for the millions who believe the harder you work, the harder you play he created The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis.

The first of its kind, The Tasting Room is a lifestyle themed program for those with a taste for the finer things in life. From fine wine, high-end spirits, & craft brews to first-rate dining & premium cigars, Leykis covers it all in this weekly, on-air ride through your ultimate wish list.

Leykis has proven to be a huge ratings draw with churning discussions that kept Americans listening every day to The Tom Leykis Show.

His opinions are thought provoking and his unconventional perspective on dating, relationships and politics have made him one of America's top radio personalities.

Weekend of 12-20-14

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Jim Kimmel
Kimmel Vineyards
Potter Valley
Mendocino County, CA
http://kimmelvineyards.com

Weekend of 12-13-14

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Elliott Dolin
Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards
Malibu, CA
http://www.dolinestate.com

Weekend of 12-06-14

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Jeff Zimmitti
Rosso Wine Shop
Glendale, CA
http://www.rossowineshop.com

with special guest...

Musician Scott Kannberg
Pavement
Preston School of Industry
Spiral Stairs

Complete Tasting Notes

Weekend of 11-29-14

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Best of...

Eric Hickey
Winemaker
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
Arroyo Grande, CA
http://www.laetitiawine.com

Katie Kelly Bell
Freelance writer | editor
http://www.katiekellybell.com

Weekend of 11-22-14

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From Stoller Family Estate, Dayton, OR

Melissa Burr
Stoller Family Estate
Dayton, OR
http://stollerfamilyestate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Dobbes
Dobbes Family Estate
Dundee, OR
http://www.joedobbeswines.com

Weekend of 11-15-14

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From Stoller Family Estate, Dayton, OR

Maria Ponzi
Ponzi Vineyards
Sherwood, OR
http://ponziwines.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Campbell
Elk Cove Vineyards
Gaston, OR
http://www.elkcove.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nate Klostermann
Argyle Winery
Dundee, OR
http://www.argylewinery.com
  

Weekend of 11-08-14

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Best of...

Morgen McLaughlin
Executive Director
Santa Barbara Vintners
http://www.sbcountywines.com


 

 

 


Sommelier Madeline Puckette
The International Wine & Spirit Competition
Wine Blogger of the Year
Cofounder of Wine Folly
http://winefolly.com
 

Weekend of 11-01-14

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Writer Jim Clarke
The 12 New Rules Of Wine (DETAILS)

 

 

 


The Garagiste Festivals
The 4th Annual Garagiste Festival
November 6-9
Paso Robles, CA
http://californiagaragistes.com

 

Heather Muran
San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association
http://www.slowine.com

The 24th annual
Harvest on the Coast
November 7-9th

Tom Leykis: A Taste for Talking

Santa Ynez Valley Journal - Many people think of wine enthusiasts as snobs, bores or even boors.

None of these appellations describe radio personality Tom Leykis, who for the past six years has hosted a wine connoisseur show designed to inform and enlighten listeners through stories told by winemakers themselves.

Leykis is best known for his recently cancelled nationally syndicated general talk show, where from the bully pulpit he aired eyebrow-raising opinions on dating, religion, politics and other topics. That show ended last year when the station switched its format to Top 40 music.

Although Leykis’s former audience consisted of highly educated people, many fans were surprised to learn that the shock-jock spent his off-hours drinking and waxing effusive on Bordeaux and California Cabernet, and listening to Dexter Gordon and Lyle Lovett at his home in Northern Santa Barbara County.

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